TechTown Marketplace offers a new online business directory
Robin Wilson has a new brand of hypoallergenic textiles
On January 2, Macy’s will launch the Clean Design Home x Martex collection in stores, making history as Robin Wilson, author, designer and creative director of the Robin Wilson Home brand represents the world’s first licensed hypoallergenic textile brand founded by a black american female. Featuring an assortment of textiles focused on controlling asthma and allergy triggers – like dust mites, pet dander, pollen – the range includes pillows, sheet sets, duvets, bathrobes, anti-allergenic towels and utility options for protection of mattresses and pillows. The minimalist palette includes white, gray, light blue, ivory and blush. After launch, WestPoint Home plans to distribute the collection through its website, as well as select department and specialty stores, beginning in the spring. Prices range from $15 to $275. The online preview starts on Sunday. For more information, visit cleandesignhome.com.
Bundled can send gifts for all occasions
For curated product selections, Bundled, a women-owned small business based in Commerce Township, is teaming up with 50 other small business owners and sellers across the state to send gifts for any occasion. The company also hires people with disabilities from Services to Enhance Potential (STEP) who are an essential part of its warehouse operations. In addition to pre-made gift sets, customers can create their own set with a la carte items that fit their needs and budget. Go to bundledmi.com.
Prevent kitchen fires
The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holiday season, which is why it’s important to know what you can do to prevent a fire. The Home Depot offers simple party safety tips:
► Clean your oven, toaster oven, stove and other appliances, removing any crumbs or grease residue.
► Keep a kitchen fire extinguisher behind you while cooking so you don’t have to touch the flames if you need to.
► Keep flammable items away from the cooking area, including potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils and towels. Avoid wearing long sleeves or loose clothing that could catch fire.
► Make sure smoke detectors are installed on all levels of your home. An alarm like the Kidde 10-Year-Old Worry-Free Combo Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Voice Alarm warns of invisible fire particles as well as poisonous carbon monoxide, even during power outages. The voice warning feature will verbally announce “fire” or “carbon monoxide warning” when either is detected.
► Make sure you have enough outlets to plug in devices. Overloading wall outlets or power strips can cause an electrical fire, so plan carefully when you use them.
Go to homedepot.com
TechTown Marketplace new online business directory
TechTown Detroit is making local shopping easier with its new online business directory, TechTown Marketplace. Whether you’re looking for a belated holiday gift or a bakery, you can find TechTown-supported businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park with search by neighborhood or categories, including books, technology, pet care , household items and more. “When you buy local, you’re accelerating a more inclusive and equitable economy in Detroit and Southeast Michigan, and it’s a way to really feel good about your purchase,” said Ned Staebler, president and CEO of TechTown Detroit management in a press release. “Now when people ask us where to buy gifts that support Detroit-based small businesses, we can direct them to the marketplace to find both household names and hidden gems.” Go to marketplace.techtowndetroit.org.
Vacasa Report: Best Places to Buy a Winter Home
Vacation rental company Vacasa just released a report on the best places to buy a winter vacation home in the United States. inventory types and often serve as popular year-round vacation rentals due to their proximity to lakes. So, in the spirit of the season, Vacasa has rounded up the best places to buy a winter vacation home based on estimated cap rate or, more simply, return on investment. Newry, Maine comes first, followed by Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Poconos, Pennsylvania. For the full report, visit vacasa.com/top-markets/2021-best-places-to-buy-winter-vacation-home.